Miwa Hoyano was born in Saitama (Japan) and began her career as a pianist at the age of four.
After completing the under-graduate course for piano performance in Tokyo College of Music, she was admitted to the prestigious solo class of Prof. Bernd Goetzke at the Hannover University of Music, Drama and Media (Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover).
Miwa performed extensively throughout Japan, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Norway, Cyprus and the USA both as a soloist and as chamber musician.
She’s a regular guest at music festivals such as the Ticino Musica Music Festival in Switzerland, the Musica Riva Festival in Italy, the NDR Musiktag Hannover, BMW Welt Klassik & Lounge in the Steinway Lounge Munich in Germany, the Osaka Classic Festival, and the Classic Festival Hiroshima in Japan.
Miwa won various competitions, among others the Ibla Grand Prize International Music Competition in Sicily in 2014. Her execution of the 2nd piano concerto by Liszt was received with great critical acclaim: “A fantastic pianist. She plays with great passion and a wonderful atmosphere” (Marcello Abbado).
As a result of this prize, she made her debut performance in Carnegie Hall in New York which was praised as “A really nice and thoroughly valid interpretation. Great performance” (SoundWordSight Arts Magazine, May 2015). Besides, she made her debut performance in the Concertgebouw in The Netherlands,which was broadcast by Dutch Radio4.
Miwa made also recordings for Radio Classica Italia. Other prizes include the first prize in the 11th International Music Competition Luigi Cerritelli in 2014, the Martinu Prize at the Grieg Piano Competition in Norway in 2009, the Camilo Togni International Music Competition in 2008, the Valsesia International Music Competition in Monterosa in 2007 and a bronze medal in the PTNA Piano Competition in Tokyo in 2007.
She has studied at the Accademia Musicale Pescarese in Pescara with Prof. Bruno Mezzena.
Miwa attended master classes with top pianists such as Aldo Ciccolini, Pascal Rogé, Jacques Rouvier, Karl-Heinz Kämmerling and Oxana Yablonskaya. Currently, she is attached to the University of Music, Theater and Media in Hannover as the accompanying pianist for the woodwinds and horn section. Besides, being active as chamber musician, she plays as a duo with fagottist Bence Bogányi, oboist Yukino Thompson (Bavarian State Opera) and violinist Taro Uemura (Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra).
She regularly cooperates with maestro Eiji Oue (Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra).
Miwa is a regular jury member in the Tengiz Amirejibi National Piano Competition(Georgia).
Future engagements include concerts in, among others,Japan, Germany, France and chamber music concerts with member of Munich Philharmonic Orchestra..